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Special Guest: Chris Valletta, Co-Founder & General Manager at MISSION
During this conversation, we'll talk about the importance of material performance in athletics with regard to issues such as: prevention of sports injury, impact protection, regulating temperature, and managing health. We'll also discuss business strategy surrounding supply chain and production as we move into an ever more extreme future.
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Chris Valletta is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, media contributor and former NFL Player. With a passion for using athletic-performance principles to achieve business success, Chris has developed an established track record of launching and scaling several multi-million dollar ventures.
He is the Co-Founder and General Manager of MISSION, the global leader in Instant Cooling Gear for active consumers, and author of “Team WORKS!,” a book that converges athletic principles with business success.
Chris serves as Entrepreneur in Residence for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M as well as a Representative at Large for the Association of Former Students. He has served as an Advisor to the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell on issues of personal-conduct policy revisions and overall brand strategy. He is a regular independent contributor to Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and MSNBC on matters related to business, workplace performance, entrepreneurship, and athletics.
MISSION takes pride in creating products that support your passions and enhance your experiences - from going on a run to doing work in the yard. All of their cooling gear is made from lightweight, ultrasoft, proprietary fabrics with cooling technology that enhances the natural process of evaporation. Learn more about MISSION →
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